Community Safety Discussion Groups - Register of Interest

Closed 28 Jan 2021

Opened 8 Jan 2021

Feedback updated 5 Mar 2021

We asked

In five seperate focus groups we asked attendees three main questions: What do you think are the most important crime and disorder issues for the Safer Kensington and Chelsea Partnership to tackle and why? What should the partnership do to tackle these issues? And how can communities and residents play their part?

You said

In total, 17 residents attended these focus groups and there were some common themes that came from these detailed discussions and the experiences of residents who attended. These included:

  • Exploitation of young people and knife crime or violence among young people
  • Antisocial behaviour and the impact of drug related crime in local neighbourhoods
  • Hate crime and other forms of violence including domestic abuse.

Attendees also shared how other forms of crime worried them including burglary and robbery. There was also a concern that crime rates will go up after the immediate impact of the pandemic.

We did

The Community Safety Survey has now been launched get more responses alongside the detailed feedback that was received at the focus groups. The results of both of these consultation phases will be reported to the Safer Kensington and Chelsea Partnership in April 2021. Alongside crime and disorder analysis the Safer Kensington and Chelsea Partnership will agree its priorities and the Community Safety Plan will be written. This will be a Key Decision Report and will be taken to the Council’s Leadership Team in Autumn 2021.

Overview

The Safer Kensington and Chelsea Partnership would like your help to find out what are the most important crime and community safety issues affecting residents and businesses in our borough.

Through a series of virtual workshops, members of the Community Safety Team would like to meet with residents and business owners of Kensington and Chelsea to discuss local crime and antisocial behaviour issues and how it affects their lives and businesses.

Why we are consulting

This is an opportunity to tell us how resources from agencies across a range of statutory services, including Police, Council, The National Probation Service, and Health services - should be used to make the borough a safer place to live, work and learn.

As a result of this consultation, alongside crime analysis and research, a Community Safety Plan will be written. This will explain how the Safer Kensington and Chelsea Partnership will work together to reduce crime and its affects. This is also an opportunity to share how you would like to get involved or hear more about the Safer Kensington and Chelsea Partnership’s work.

The virtual workshops take place on the following dates and times:

Tuesday 2nd Feb 10am – 11am 
Tuesday 2nd Feb 5:30pm  - 6:30pm
Wednesday 3rd Feb 2pm – 3pm
Wednesday 3rd Feb 5pm – 6pm
Tuesday 9th Feb 6pm – 7pm

We value your time and for any residents and/or business owners that contribute to the virtual workshops will be given a £25 voucher as a thank you.

To book a place at a virtual workshop please complete the survey by clicking the link below. The focus groups are open to any resident or business owner of RBKC who is aged over 18 years. Please register your interest by Thursday 28 January 11:59pm. 

Please note, that due to the limited number of attendees we can have at each session, we will not be able to guarantee a space. Selection will be determined on a first come, first serve basis. 

If you have any queries you can contact commsafe@rbkc.gov.uk or 020 7361 3000.

If you are not able to attend a virtual workshop due to digital access, please let the Community Safety Team know and a telephone appointment will be made for you with a council officer.

Areas

  • All Areas

Interests

  • Community Safety
  • Consultations